1970s Abalone Earrings
Unusual Multicoloured Drop Pendant Earrings
These 1970s earrings by Monet reflect so many colours as they move! The pear shaped drops contain a layer of abalone shell set with poured clear acrylic, as do the framed oval studs,The earrings are clip ons and are in excellent condition. Signed Monet on the back.
They also have a matching bracelet which is available separately on the website
Length: 1.5 inches (4cm)
Width at widest point; 0.5 inch (1.2cm)
Fashion History Snapshot
Established by brothers Michael and Jay Chernow it was originally the Monocraft Products Company which made plated plaques for use in handbags. Their bags were sought after and known for their quality.
In the late 1930s they began to focus on jewellery production as costume jewellery became more popular. In 1937 the company changed its name to Monet and it began producing high quality costume jewellery. They were led by Edmond Granville, a former Cartier jewellery designer and became a leading fashion brand.
Since then Monet has changed hands many times including being acquired by Liz Claibourne in 2000. Today the brand continues to be favoured by vintage costume jewllery collectors and sought after by those who love vintage jewellery design.